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This basic-level course discusses the historical perspective of pain management from ancient to modern times including cognitive psychological and emotional factors that must be considered in pain management. It explains the differences between acute subacute recurrent acute and chronic pain as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary pain management approaches. It indicates how to develop goal-setting and treatment planning objectives and become conversant with the concept of patient responsibility in pain management problem solutions. The course includes social support issues relevant to pain management and demonstrates an understanding of the coping skills necessary in management of chronic pain.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention
- Describe the historical perspective of pain management from ancient to modern times.
- Identify the cognitive psychological and emotional factors that must be considered in pain management.
- Describe the concept of neural gate control theory as introduced by Melzack and Wall in 1965.
- Describe how pain is a universal experience.
- List the multiple classifications of pain.
- Differentiate between acute subacute recurrent acute and chronic pain.
- Differentiate between interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary pain management approaches.
- Identify goal-setting and treatment planning objectives.
- Describe the concept of patient responsibility in pain management problem solutions.
- Recognize social support issues relevant to pain management.
- Identify coping skills necessary in the management of chronic pain.
Paul A. Andrews, DDS, LMT, NMT
, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, and his doctor of dental surgery from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He holds post-doctoral certification in Pain Management from University of the Pacific, and in Head and Neck Radiology and Imaging from Baylor University. Dr. Andrews is a diplomate and board certified pain practitioner with the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also board-certified in forensic traumatology and motor vehicle trauma by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a board-certified forensic dental and medical examiner by the American College of Forensic Examiners. Dr. Andrews is a fellow with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopaedics. He has a private practice in Maitland, Florida.
Anne Ahlman, MPT, received a bachelor of sciences degree from the University of California, Davis in 1983 and a master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University in 1992. She is a practicing outpatient physical therapist at Cupertino Physical Therapy in San Jose, California, and has had experience as a director of rehabilitation and as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students. With a background in medical research, Anne has written and presented on a variety of topics involving orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics, vestibular dysfunction, and hippotherapy. Anne has served as the physical therapy editor for Today in PT magazine and is the author of Naked Elbows: A Physical Therapist’s Reflections on Patient Care, Intuition, and Healing, a medical narrative that explores personal and professional stories about the joys and challenges of patient care.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.